I am divorced and the judge said ex was responsible for vehicle. Will lenders disregard that on my credit.?

Asked by javedaellington, Richardson, TX Wed Dec 19, 2012

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Darrell Self, Agent, Allen, TX
Wed Dec 19, 2012
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Elizabeth Mo…, Agent, McKinney Tx, TX
Wed Dec 19, 2012
This will depend on underwriter, as Mr. Burris said.
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David Whites…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Dec 19, 2012
As long as you were good before the split and it is documented you should be fine. Your lender should verify this.
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John Lyng, , Dallas, TX
Sun Dec 23, 2012
Most lenders will exclude the debt as long as the divorce decree is specific enough to identify the vehicle (make and model, VIN number) and match the vehicle on the loan shown on your credit report.

If you do that legwork you should be able to exclude it from the debt ratio; if there are late payments that are recent you'll need to get that detail addressed. You should take steps to get that loan removed from your credit unless it hasn't been refinanced to remove you from the loan. Hopefully your ex can get approved but even if they cannot I would urge you to force their hand. I've seen this situation turn into a mess more than once.
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Tommy Burris, Mortgage Broker Or Lender, Baton Rouge, LA
Wed Dec 19, 2012
This will be underwriter discretion.
You 'may' get it excluded from your debt ratios.

I can pre-approve you AND send the file to my underwriter for their opinion PRIOR TO you making an offer.
No surprises in underwriting this way.

Let me know if I can answer any follow up questions.

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Kim Nwachukwu, Agent, Irving, TX
Wed Dec 19, 2012
That is a good lender question but here is what I have always been told. Creditors don't really care what a judge has to say about who is responsible for what. In their eyes you opened the line of credit therefore you are responsible, no matter what a judge says. It's a tough pill for sure.
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Dixon Wong, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Dec 19, 2012
Hi Javedaellington,

That will depends on if the vehicle under your name for the loan. if the lender pulled up the credit and see there is an open balance then they will count it toward your debts.

Unless you have the divorced paper that can show them this is no longer your debt.

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Kenneth "Ken…, Agent, Dallas, TX
Wed Dec 19, 2012
Just call any lender of your choice and get hard answers from them.

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